Elon Musk is 'risking astronauts lives' with plan to refuel SpaceX rockets while they are onboard, experts warn NASA.
President Obama said that the US is planning to deploy humans to mars.
This Friday SpaceX is ready to launch Falcon 9 rocket carrying cargo for International Space Station. NASA has also anticipated to use SpaceX and Boeing to launch astronauts by the end of 2017.
Neil deGrasse Tyson has termed Elon Musk’s SpaceX project as a delusion and argues in favor of his claim. The cost involved appears to be the first hurdle since such gigantic project can’t be implemented without public funds or government patronization. The level of risk and lack of commitments for returning profits are the two other major causes behind his argument.
Top tech elites were reportedly involved in a secretive meeting to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. The forum was also attended by Republican leaders and other representatives from the private sector.
Hyperloop, a high-tech futuristic transportation system initiated by Elon Musk, is now in progress with the help of crowdsourced teams formed after Musk open-sourced its blueprint. The technology will be tested this summer at SpaceX headquarters and is expected to be operating by 2020.
An extreme high-altitude weather condition has caused SpaceX to abort its rocket launch mission for the fourth time. The team will continue to monitor weather condition, especially for Friday, where they plan to set another attempt.
SpaceX aborts its third attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket, which is designed to land its booster on a platform, making spaceflight more affordable. The abrupt scrub, just seconds before the liftoff, was due to an unexpected delay that caused the fuel to fail.
Based on a report from defense and aerospace consulting firm there was a huge increase for investment in space travel during 2015. Space startup investment in last year were accounted two-third of the 15 years in total.
Google made a big investment last year to SpaceX, as a mean to help the company build space-based internet communication system. Meanwhile, SpaceX is scheduled to launched by February 24.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) has raised another venture capital fund. The firm raised $350 million as its twelfth fund. DFJ is interested to invest autonomous transportation, digital health, enterprise transformation, and artificial intelligence.
Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos-owned space company, Blue Origin, has surpassed a significant milestone as its rocket ship returned and landed safely after travelling in outer space.
United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture floated by Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co, has bagged a contract worth $882million for launching satellites for the US Air Force with Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The contract is effective from 1 October and includes launch capability, mission, integration, base and range support, maintenance, depreciation on equipment, mission assurance, program management, systems engineering and launch site and range operations during the 2016 fiscal year, according to US Defense Department. The usage of Atlas V rockets will enable the US Defense Department to compete for military and spy satellite launch contracts. ULA is poised for its latest launch this week and this is its 100th mission this week.
As part of its objective to promote industrial and business activity, Florida County has offered incentives to Blue Origin to make and launch rockets near NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Blue Origin has been promoted by billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder and Chief Executive of Amazon.com. The space center is coming up in Brevard County.
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies had agreed to work with Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum and engineering design company, Aecom, to build Elon Musk's vision; the Hyperloop tube.